Virtual Travel with Umami: Shimane

Two men holding shishito peppersUntil we can all travel again, indulge in the deep history and food culture of Japan's beautiful Shimane prefecture virtually.

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Cooking Japanese Food in Season: March Vegetables

Japanese cuisine is well known for its use of fresh vegetables in season. In the month of March, both spring cabbage and broccoli are widely used in a number of Japanese dishes that are easy to make and pack a ton of flavor and health benefits.

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Quick & Easy Recipes

Ginger Pork Shogayaki

Recipe & Video: Ginger Pork Shogayaki

Soy sauce, mirin, and sake mixed in the golden ratio are the key to the secret sauce behind this yummy and authentic Ginger Pork Shogayaki. Learn how to make this quick and easy dish at home with our recipe and video.

Ogura Toast

Recipe & Video: Ogura Toast

Learn how to make Ogura toast, a Japanese breakfast recipe that is also healthy. Adzuki bean paste is smothered on freshly toasted bread for a sweet and creamy taste that will jump-start your day the right way.

Chicken Tsukune

Recipe & Video: Chicken Tsukune

Skewered grilled chicken covered in Teriyaki sauce is the perfect dish for everything from afternoon barbecues to formal dinners, and our easy-to-follow chicken tsukune recipe and video has everything you need to make it at home!

Bean Sprouts Curry Soy Sauce

Recipe & Video: Bean Sprouts Curry Soy Saute

A healthy Japanese recipe that also packs a serious flavor blast, this Bean Sprout Curry with Soy Sauce recipe uses ingredients like pork, sake and curry powder to create a light meal that can be served at any time.

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The People who Make Shimane

People who Make Shimane – 2/3

Shimane has many food products unique and special to its culture and history. From green tea to roses, there is something for everybody. To dig deeper into the food history of the area, meet the people maintaining Shimane's identity.

What is Shiro Dashi

What is Shiro Dashi?

Shiro Dashi is about to change your Japanese cooking game! It's such a versatile ingredient you can easily recreate Japanese flavor at home.